HMRC carrying out fewer dawn raids

Pedro Gonçalves
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The number of dawn raids carried out by HMRC fell last year with the taxman raiding 1,082 homes and businesses as part of criminal investigations into tax evasion, according to new data. Dawn raids allow HMRC to gain entry to premises with a search warrant, using force if necessary. The latest figures represent a 27% fall from the previous year when HMRC carried out 1,482 raids. Law firm Pinsent Masons, which compiled the figures, said the HMRC has more data at its disposal than previously so is able to be more targeted with its raids. "These days, if HMRC has taken the decision th...

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